Sunday, December 21, 2008

Today's Painting


Well, I got around to painting the floral I had mentioned. I was thinking that I would do it in Oils, but ended up doing it in Acrylics. ( 11"x14" ) I don't like being "pigeon-holed" into painting only landscapes or animals. I enjoy doing florals and still life, too. It's important to be able to handle any and all subjects, even though you'll always have favorites.

You'll be much more well-rounded if you can paint literally anything. I can distinctly remember back when I first started painting, thinking "I don't want to paint only scenes ( I didn't know they were referred to as "landscapes" at that time ) I want to paint barns, birds, deer, flowers, fruit on a table, everything!" And that was how I approached it from the beginning. There's a whole world out there and it's nice to be able to capture all of it!

Some artists are known as "floral painters" or "landscape artists". That title always seemed too confining for me.

Lots of snow coming down right now and more predicted for tomorrow. Tomorrow might be a good day to take a snowshoe hike with the camera.

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